Programs and partners


Constable Kenny Koala

ACT Policing’s Constable Kenny Koala program is designed to educate child care and primary-aged school children on a range of safety messages, and to encourage them to turn to police for help and advice.

Constable Kenny and his handler are available to visit childcare centres, schools and community events free of charge. For more information visit Constable Kenny’s website.

Youth Alcohol and Drug Diversion Programs

The Youth Alcohol and Drug Diversion Programs provide intervention and education to young people who are caught underage drinking. Young offenders who qualify for the program have the opportunity of being referred to a variety of education and treatment options.

Family Violence

ACT Policing is one of the primary stakeholder’s in the Family Violence Intervention Program which focuses on improving the criminal justice system response to family violence.

ACT Policing’s Victims of Crime Team also manages the Family Violence Perpetrators Program, which provides advice on support services for offenders.

Restorative Justice Conferencing

Restorative Justice Conferencing is a joint initiative of ACT Policing and the ACT Government aimed at youth offenders. The initiative allows victims and offenders the opportunity to come together and address the offences that occurred, and determine an appropriate outcome.

Mental Health Community Policing Initiative

The Mental Health Community Policing Initiative is a training program for frontline police officers to help them better recognise, relate and respond to people with mental illness.

Gay and Lesbian Liasion Officers

The Australian Federal Police’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) Network is a volunteer network which helps support individuals and managers within the Australian Federal Police as well as members of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community it serves.

Multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement

ACT Policing aim to work with the Multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to create positive relationships with police, break down barriers and learn, understand and appreciate the needs of cultural groups in Canberra.

ACT Policing’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officers (ALO) undertake a wide variety of tasks including developing and maintaining a network of contacts between police and local indigenous communities in order to strengthen cooperation and communication.



Canberra Police Community Youth Club

ACT Policing supports the Canberra Police Community Youth Club to provide leading and innovative social services and recreational programs for young people and their families across the ACT.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit organisation that allows community members to provide anonymous information about criminal activity to police without being directly involved in the investigation process. You can report online at ACT Crime Stoppers website.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch plays a crucial role in helping to prevent crime in our community by encouraging its members to watch out for, and report suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers or police.


Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.


ACT Policing members use the SupportLink Referral Management Service to refer individuals and families seeking support and assistance to a range of local service providers.

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